2009 Haydn Competition

Haydn Competition 2009

The 4th International "Joseph Haydn" Chamber Music Competition 2009 ended with surprises.

Joseph Haydn died in the year of 1809. To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of this genius the 4th International Joseph Haydn Competition was held in spring 2009, one year earlier than it would have been held following the usual triennial cycle.

Family picture of the 4th International "Joseph Haydn" Chamber Music Competition

Family picture of the 4th International "Joseph Haydn" Chamber Music Competition

Many winners, but no victors !

The finale of the 4th International 4th International "Joseph Haydn" Chamber Music Competition that took place on April 23rd 2009 at Wiener Konzerthaus saw no victors, but many winners:

CATEGORY PIANO TRIO

1st prize: not awarded
2nd prize: not awarded
3rd prize (ex aequo):
Trio ATANASSOV (F)
BEROLINA Piano Trio (PL/D)
Trio QUINTILIAN (UA/RC)

Trio Atanassov

Trio Atanassov

BEROLINA Piano Trio

BEROLINA Piano Trio

Trio QUINTILIAN

Trio QUINTILIAN

Special Prize for the best interpretation of a composition of JOseph Haydn:
Trio ATANASSOV (F)

Special Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned compositions:
SEPPERL Trio (J)

CATEGORY STRING QUARTET
1st prize: not awarded
2nd prize: HEATH QUARTET (GB)
3rd prize: EN ACCORD STRING QUARTET (NL/ B)

Special Prize for the best interpretation of a composition of Joseph Haydn:
HEATH Quartet

Special Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned compositions:
HEATH QUARTET

"Joseph Haydn" Institute

The Competition was organized by the "Joseph Haydn" Institute for Chamber Music and Special Ensembles of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in cooperation with the Haydn-Festival Eisenstadt.

President of jury: Prof. Avedis KOUYOUMDJIAN

President of jury: Prof. Avedis KOUYOUMDJIAN

Prof. Avedis KOUYOUMDJIAN - Director of the Joseph Haydn Institute and
President of the Jury

A citizen of the world

"Joseph Haydn was a citizen of the world, his music belongs to the world - and from his hometowns of Vienna and Eisenstadt he enriched the world with his music. Today people from all continents marvel at the still modern and universally understood sound world of the ‘First Viennese School’. Haydn’s compositions written in the new spirit of the enlightenment emancipate musicians as well as listeners through the universal cosmos of his music. This emancipation was due to Haydn’s genius. He also owed much to the generous and liberal family of the Esterhazys. Europe in Haydn’s time was in turmoil; liberty was the vision of the people. In Joseph Haydn’s works, liberty is manifested in a peaceful and artistic way!"
Prof. Avedis Kouyoumdhian

See also: www.mdw.ac.at